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    Whale Watching off the coast of Mexico with the Thai Girlfriend

    We arrived in Punta Mita, Mexico today. It will be a week long trip where weíve planned two whale watching trips, a canopy adventure and we might do a day trip to either the town of Sayulita or Punta de Mita.


    Some pictures of our room and the view here at the St. Regis.












    About getting your Thai spouse a Visa to Mexico. Itís fairly simple as compared to some other countries we have tried to get a Visa for. You can view Mexicoís Visa requirements for Thaiís here. If your Thai spouse has a current U.S. Visa or is a resident of the following countries below they will not be required to obtain a tourist Visa.


    However, foreigners that do require a visa for Mexico may visit Mexico if they hold a valid United States visas or are permanent residents of the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and countries that comprise the Schengen area.
    Although the girlfriend has a ten year U.S. Visa and was told she wouldnít need to apply she had the paperwork ready and requested a Visa just as a precaution and was granted one.

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Enjoy, and post more pics please.

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    Very nice, looking forward to this

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    Nice digs, how much did they cost?

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    Thanks for the interest and the compliments from all those above and from the people who have shown their appreciation with favorable reputations.

    Today we spent a portion of the day in Sayulita, which is about a half hourís drive north of the St. Regis. You can see the entire busy retirement/surfing community in less than 2 hours, walking around.


















    We had lunch at Don Pedros (on the beach) where the girlfriend ordered stuffed lobster ravioli. We also ordered Mexican to-go (for dinner). The food we ordered was great and itís a nice place to sit back and enjoy the view.


    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Nice digs, how much did they cost?
    Harry, I donít like to quote rates on my travel threads because they may vary by season and by year. Some of these threads are opened up years after I have finished with them. However if you open this page and set a couple of (test) dates, youíll get an idea how much weíre paying.

    Out by the pool, behind our room this evening.


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    ^ If the first one in that row is what 'whale watching' is about - consider me an enthusiast.

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    great pics and beaut resort.

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    If you ever want to trade your girlfriend in for another, I'm up for grabs.... I speak Spanish...

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    Beautiful, a little to up market for fish tacos?

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    I want to be S Landreth's Thai Girlfriend. Let me know when the position is vacant. I have big jugs and a butt that won't quit.

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    Nice gaff again Landreth. Good to see you are not skimping on that GF!

    Front row on the beach....Private pool.... Mmmm.

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    I checked the prices!! hm........... is right. I hope some milage deal comes into play. But good on ya if you dont look at the numbers of a bill you just sign.

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    I wonder if it comes with an 'all you can drink' deal like Socal's mexican hotel?!

    And then throw up in your private pool!

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    Something tells me we are dealing with a different class of traveller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    If you ever want to trade your girlfriend in for another, I'm up for grabs.... I speak Spanish...
    Feck that, at those prices I'll slip on a Dorothy Perkins and speak Spanish meself!

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    I didn't look at the prices. Lurve has no price... Jeez, that hotel room is bigger than any flat i've ever rented at exhorbitant Swiss prices.

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    Shit, the little green envy monster is raising it's head... I had locked the box but it is tap tapping away.

    Buenos dias, Senor. El gato es en la casa. La cocaina es en el frigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat
    La cocaina es en el frigo
    No need to keep in there. Leave it out. Humidity is low.

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    More pics!! More pics!! It is getting me excited about our trip to Mexico this year.

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    Boat and crew.


    Wonderful event today, whale watching. We had the opportunity to run into a group of twelve (estimated) male humpbacks and one female. The males were fighting with one another.










    Some of the pictures are cropped from a larger picture. One of the cameras we were using is able to take 5 shots per second and when you release the shutter button it records the last 16 shots.




    While out some dolphins came near us and I caught a picture of a turtle up near the surface.






    Later we came upon one mother humpback and her playful calf.




    It was a nice afternoon in the Bay of Banderas and we look forward to another trip out tomorrow. However we donít think weíll be as lucky. This late in the season, most of the whales have left.

    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    Jeez, that hotel room is bigger than any flat i've ever rented
    Patsy hereís more of the room.










    A short video of a mother humpback and her playful calf (might want to turn the sound down).


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    Excellent travel thread with outstanding pics as usual SL. More whale pics please?

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    great thread, and loving the whale pics.stunning creatures

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    tried to give you a green SL but have to spread the love first ................

    pity , cause green is the colour I am after this thread

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    Went searching for whales today, moving from place to place. We were not able to find any large groups but we were happy with what we did see. It was a nice trip and hope everyone enjoys the pictures.


































    The girlfriend took a couple of videos and one is posted below. Iíll post the other later. At the girlfriends request I removed the original sound from the video and replaced it with something youtube provided. She was a bit excited to see the whales so close to her.


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